SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the Training Package Products that relate to cookery and kitchen operations.
Employment projections for the Hospitality sector are strong, particularly for café, restaurant and accommodation services with regard to hospitality workers, food trade workers and accommodation and restaurant managers. The sector, however, is currently experiencing several challenges which are impacting workforce skills.
- Workforce shortages in food trade occupations
- Skills training not reflective of current industry practices
- Transition of workers across the cookery sector
- Lack of business and commercial skills in graduates
To address the workforce skills issues faced by the sector, the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC is directing an update of the Training Package Products supporting job roles in the cookery and catering sectors.
This project is being overseen by the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality IRC. A sub-committee of the IRC has been formed to direct the project and provide guidance regarding updates to Training Package Products. The membership of this sub-committee is as follows:
Mr Bradley Woods - Australian Hotels Association WA - IRC Chair
Mr John Hart - Restaurant and Catering Australia - IRC Deputy Chair
Mr Stephen Lunn - Australian Culinary Federation
Mr David Gigg - Compass Group
Mr Iain McDougall - Hospitality Group Training WA
Feedback received during the consultation period will be collated and provided to the sub-committee for discussion, in order to inform its recommendations to the IRC for the next steps in this project.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National consultation on Draft 1 will occur from Wednesday 14 August and will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
A series of face-to-face workshops will be held across all states and territories, along with webinars and access to the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum. Please click on the links below to register for a workshop or webinar.
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